Be Determined

Updated: Mar 20, 2019

Be Determined

Authored by seeking_truth_in_k9s

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Puppy coming out during protection training. Determined.

Not all dog training is the same. When you say you want to “train your dog”, what do you mean? How are you going to do it? What are your goals? If you want to train your dog to sit pretty and spin in circles, then grab a treat bag and your nearest pet store trainer. If you want your dog to realize its true potential though, it’s going to take a lot more than a clicker or a tug.



True communication and progression requires hard work, diligence, patience, and understanding. Before you set off on your journey into the dog world, you need to realize what is going to be asked of you as a handler. There are no excuses, there is no giving up, there is only you and your dog pushing both of your limits. When you are frustrated, practice having patience. If you do not meet your goals, answer it with resiliency. You have to set your mind right each day and remember what you are striving for. Realize that not a single aspect of building a bond with your dog is going to be easy.




Your dog might plateau in a certain area of work for months, or you might get hurt and cannot work them for weeks. Setbacks are going to happen, but they are not the end of the world. You might have to shift your schedule and wake up an hour earlier, or skip a night out in order to get some training in. Determination must always be present and you cannot let life get in the way or make excuses. Wake up, get going, hone in, and get to work. Both you and your dog will be better for it and you will be glad you said, “Okay, let’s go” instead of “maybe tomorrow”. Get after it.



Authored by seeking_truth_in_k9s

kentucky.working.dogs

http://www.kentuckyworkingdogs.com/

apollothedutch

kilo9inerdogclub

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